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University Student Prizes

The Geographical Society commenced awarding a University Prize to the outstanding geography students at the University of Sydney in the early 1940s.  The number of prizes increased as new departments of geography opened throughout New South Wales after World War II.  There are now as many as seven University Prizes awarded annually.  Prizes are awarded to students from all NSW Universities who topped geography in second year.  Students receive a certificate, $100 cheque and membership of the Society for one year.

Recipients in recent years are:

2015

Australian Catholic University – Katherine Easey
Macquarie University – Bethany Slough
University of New England – Karen Cassidy
University of New South Wales – Nicola Michelle Warton
University of New South Wales (ADFA) – Sarah Eileen Moriarty
University of Newcastle – Jasmine Horrocks
University of Sydney – Serena Yeung
Western Sydney University – Jasmine Marie Bidois
University of Wollongong – Rebecca Lee Williams

 

2014

Australian Catholic University ~ Sophia Belluccini
Macquarie University ~ Alena Stirton
University of New England ~ Petra Szabo
University of New South Wales ~ Darren (Yu Zhang) Jing
University of New South Wales (ADFA) ~ Michael Hutchesson
University of Newcastle ~ Nirvana Taborin
University of Sydney ~ Hannah John
University of Western Sydney ~ Petra Szabo
University of Wollongong ~ Nathan Cooper

Click here to meet the winners and read of their backgrounds and hopes and plans for the future.

2013

Australian Catholic University ~ Lauren Cheung
Macquarie University ~ Simon Mould
University of New England ~ Tegan Morgan
University of New South Wales ~ Katherine Mackellar
University of New South Wales (ADFA) ~ Corina Forner
University of Newcastle ~ Ainslia Hughes
University of Newcastle ~ Melinda Weston
University of Sydney ~ Shi-Ling Kou
University of Western Sydney ~ Alicia Hall
University of Wollongong ~ Ruslan Simpson
 

A profile of each can be seen here.

2012

Australian Catholic University ~ Natalie Neilson
Macquarie University ~ Christopher James Patfield
University of New England ~ Michelle Hales
University of New South Wales ~ Robbie Charles Bishop-Taylor
University of New South Wales (ADFA) ~ Brianna McConville
University of Newcastle ~ Rachel Donnelly
University of Newcastle ~ Melina Ey
University of Sydney ~ Amy Ianson
University of Western Sydney ~ Rachelle Dimitui
University of Wollongong ~ Nicola Curtis

2011

University of Wollongong  ~ Melinda Smart
University of New England ~ Anthony McCosker
University of Newcastle  ~ Jessica Petherbridge
University of Sydney  ~ Laura Woollacott
Macquarie University  ~ Nicole Ann Ashby
University of New South Wales ~ Melinda Norquay
University of New South Wales (ADFA) ~ Kate Sewell

2010

                                              

Adrian Malyon                                          Isabelle Whitehead                                              Alex Tindale
University of New South Wales               University of Sydney                                            University of Wollongong

2009

Macquarie University - Veronica Jarron
University of New England - Sarah Heagney
University of New South Wales - Hugh Burley
University of Sydney - Anna Helfensdorfer
University of Wollongong - Ellen Swanson

2008

Macquarie University - Melissa Lee
University of Newcastle - Martin Amidy
University of Sydney - Sabin Zahirovic
University of Wollongong - Brittany Johansen-Dibden

2007

Macquarie University - Jennifer Ingram
University of Newcastle - Daniel Lambert
University of New South Wales - Samantha Travers
University of New South Wales, ADFA - Ashleigh Payne and Sarah Tame
University of Sydney - Amelia Roberts
University of Wollongong - Eliza de Vet

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